Weary of the delay in construction of AIIMS hospital in Darbhanga, a students’ union has started a campaign to collect bricks from residents for an unofficial stone laying ceremony of the institution next month. The project was cleared by the central government in September 2018, but not much progress has happened since then, complain the students.
The Uttar Pradesh government simplifies the procedure to claim compensation for losing a family member to snake bite. It promises to pay Rs 400,000 within a week of receiving the postmortem report.
Diesel prices have shot up across the country. Paddy farmers complain they are bearing the brunt of the hike as both their input and irrigation costs have increased manifold. They say the recent rise in the MSP of paddy is woefully inadequate by comparison.
The Central government will grant each eligible person five additional kilogrammes of free ration till November this year. This is expected to provide big relief to those whose incomes have been hit hard by the COVID19 pandemic.
There’s a glut of ginger in the market and farmers are leaving behind the crop in the fields, as it is unviable to harvest it. From Rs 5,000 a quintal last year, prices have crashed to as low as Rs 500 a quintal. This, when consumers have taken a shine to ginger.
Although the procurement of wheat harvest in Uttar Pradesh till June 15 this year is seven times more as compared to 2016-17, it still accounts for only 14% of the total wheat production in the state. More details here.
India has become the first country in the world to launch liquid nano urea. It has been developed at IFFCO by Ramesh Raliya, the son of farmers in Jodhpur, who wanted his knowledge to benefit those ploughing the land.
After allowing import of pulses, the Indian government also removed the import taxes on pulses on May 15. These decisions have not been welcomed by the farmers and traders. Read on to know why.
The Uttar Pradesh Veterinary Association has reported that more than 70 employees, including 30 veterinarians, have died in the second wave of COVID-19. Many are battling black fungus infection too. They are demanding urgent vaccination and Rs 50 lakh insurance cover.
In the second wave of the pandemic, as the lockdown has made a comeback, the livelihoods of autorickshaw, e-rickshaw and the cycle rickshaw drivers in Lucknow, UP have taken a direct hit and often many have to go to bed hungry.